Is China’s ‘Guam Killer’ Missile Too Hyped Up?

Is China’s ‘Guam Killer’ Missile Too Hyped Up?
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The DF-26 intermediate-range ballistic missile, also known as the “Guam killer,” continues to be surrounded by great hype in China.

Chinese military experts cited by China Military, the People's Liberation Army's official English-language website, have emphasized that a recent live-fire test by the country's rocket force has demonstrated the projectile's capability to change direction in mid-flight and hit a moving warship. In their words, this is a response to Western doubts about its ability to strike an aircraft carrier or another type of vessel.

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